Namibia Confirms North Korean-Built Arms Plant, Namibian Says

Namibia has confirmed the existence of a North Korean-built munitions plant in the country, but said it wasn’t in contravention of any United Nations sanctions, The Namibian reported Monday.

Deputy Prime Minister and International Relations Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said the Namibian government was not involved in anything untoward, and that the government had cooperated with the UN and openly answered and forwarded information requested by the body, the Windhoek-based newspaper said.

Nandi-Ndaitwah said all the projects on which Namibia worked with North Korea started before the UN sanctions were imposed, the paper said. She confirmed that a munitions plant was built, but that it was a Namibian project.

The North Koreans worked on projects such as the construction of Namibia’s State House, Heroes’ Acre, the military museum, the Independence Museum and other military construction projects, the paper reported.

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